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Applied Science Subject Guide

Use this guide is a starting point for finding information either from library resources or through selected web sites from the appropriate Subject Internet Gateway. Please select an option below.

Subject Support Liaison Librarian

The library liaision for science is Jennifer Ball.

Contact details

Jennifer Ball library subject liaison for Science and Computing

Find Materials in the Library

  • Use the library online catalogue to check what books, journals, videos, student projects etc. are in the library
  • My Record tells you view what items you have on loan, here you can place requests for items on loan to by another user & renew your own loans.
  • The library's electronic resources provide access to: full text peer reviewed journal articles, abstracts, conferences and standards.
  • The Internet is also a source of information.  To assist you we have selected some web-sites and search portals for your subject area on the Subject Portals. These contain links to Subject Internet Gateways which list preselected links to web pages, so you don't have to do the searching.
If you require assistance, contact your Subject Librarian


Journals for this subject area are available in both print and electronic formats.

Print copies are available in the library to the left of the stairs.

Electronic journals are available:

Relevant Databases & Electronic Resources

are listed on the Science Subject Portal and the General Science Internet Gateway .

Useful web sites & Professional Organizations

are available via the Subject Internet Gateways .

Relevant Class Numbers

Class numbers are used to shelve library items in numerical order. Each number represents a subject. All the books on the same subject should be found together. Normally we will have added the first three letters of the surname of author to the class number, to make them easier to find.

Just follow the signage until you reach the number you require, and then follow the numbers on the spines of the books until you find the book you want.

Topic - Science Class Numbers
Analytical Chemistry 543-543.9
Astronomy 520
Biochemistry 572-574.9
Biomedical Instrumentation 610.2
Biotechnology 660.6
Cell Biology 571
Chemistry 540-549.9
Forensic Science 363.25
Genetics 576.5
Inorganic Chemistry 546
Instrumentation 543.07
Manufacturing Technology 670
Mathematics 510-519.9
Medicine 610
Microbiology 576 & 579-579.8
Molecular Biology 572
Optics 535
Organic Chemistry 547
Pharmaceutical Science 615.1
Physical Chemistry 541-541.9
Physics 530-539
Physiology 571-571.9
Tissue Biology 571.5
Semiconductors 537.622
Spectroscopy 535.8
Sport 796
Sports physiology 612.044
Statistics 519.5

Reference Materials

This material is located in the reference section of the library, near the library desk.

This material cannot be removed from the library.

Title Class Number
Biomaterials and Bioengineering Handbook Ref 610.28
British Pharmacopoeia Ref 615.1141
CRN Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Ref 540
Dictionaries of Chemistry Ref 540
Dictionaries of Mathematics Ref 510.3
Dictionaries of Physics Ref 530
Dictionary of Biology Ref 574.03
Dictionary of Genetics and Cell Biology Ref 574.87
Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms Ref 503.21
Dictionaries of Sports Science & Medicine Ref 617.102703
Encyclopedia of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ref 574.19203
European Pharmacopoeia Ref 615.11
Macmillan's chemical and physical data Ref 540
Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook Ref 530
Merck Index Ref 615.19
Pharmaceutical Equipment Validation Ref 615.19
Polymer Handbook Ref 547.7
Principles of Pharmacology Ref 615.1
The Chemist's Companion Ref 542
United States Pharmacopoeia Ref 615.1141
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